Sierra Michaelis scored 22 points and Sophie Cunningham had 20, and the two scored 18 of Mizzou’s 23 points in the fourth-quarter as the No. 24 Tigers rallied for a 65-56 win over Alabama in the regular-season finale on Sunday.
The Tigers used a 13-0 run to grab the lead.
Mizzou (21-9, 11-5 SEC), won its fifth straight and for the first time in 30 seasons, the Tigers have reached back-to-back 20-win seasons.
Mizzou earns the No. 3 seed with a 21-9, 11-5 record and double-bye for the SEC Tournament, March 1-5, 2017 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C.
The Tigers will play the winner of 6th seeded Texas A&M vs 11th seeded Florida/14th seeded Arkansas. The Tigers beat Texas A & M 78-76 on Jan. 19th. They won at Arkansas two days later 60-46 and won 74-67 at Florida on Feb. 16th. A first round victory would likely lead to a matchup with 2nd seeded Mississippi State where the Tigers lost in Starkville, 70-53 back on Feb. 5th.